Leslie Sansone has a great new at-home walking working available. I received a complimentary copy of Tone Every Zone for review purposes. Also, associate links are marked (*).
Leslie Sansone’s The Tone Every Zone Walk* is a great new release for at-home fitness enthusiasts. This is my favorite Leslie Sansone DVD in awhile! The workout includes three 20-minute segments that combine toning and walking aerobics.
The first, “Walk & Upper Body,” is a 20-minute circuit that alternates strength training for the upper body with cardio walking. This was my favorite segment of the DVD. The strength moves are classic like curls, rows, chest flies, skull crushers, and arm raises. If you use a challenging weight, there are enough reps that the muscle can fatigue. Hand weights are required. Having different sizes will help keep every muscle challenged and allow for progression. A mat and lifting gloves are optional equipment. The cardio walk is not too challenging. It is low impact with familiar moves like marching, kicks, and knee raises. There is a warm up but no stretching at the end.
The second circuit is “Walk and Lower Body.” This 20 minute segment focuses on the legs. Once again, cardio portions are not too difficult. The strength sections are traditional moves like squats, static lunges, and plies. There are pulses at the end of a set for extra challenge. Weights are suggested. Once again, there is a warm up but no stretching at the end.
The final segment is a 20-minute “Fast Walk.” This is a faster cardio walk. It is low impact and probably done at a beginner to advanced beginner level. There are the traditional moves seen in most of Sansone’s videos–marches, kicks, knee raises, leg curls. Sansone also varies the workout with moves like a shuffle with an added arm punch. There is a warm up. The cool down includes Sansone walking around and talking to each of the individuals walking with her. (She’s gushing about everyone. She loves the company she keeps!) There is no stretch.
As usual, Sansone is chatty and so friendly. I like her emphasis on good health (and not looking a certain way). The set is colorful and bright, and the music is fast and upbeat.
This release would have been improved with a core segment.
Otherwise, this is a great release! It is perfect for beginners looking for a well-rounded at-home workout. More experienced individuals will appreciate the back-to-basics toning.